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Letter signed by Dom Pedro Gastão (1941)

Letter signed by Dom Pedro Gastão (1941)

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In 1941, in Petrópolis, the main representative of the imperial family, Dom Pedro Gastão, writes to an ambassador in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Letter signed by Dom Pedro Gastão to an ambassador.
  • 4 pages, the last 3 blank.
  • Thick paper, with the official seal of the Imperial family.
  • In French.
  • 16.4 cm x 20 cm.
  • P etropolis, Brazil. August 2, 1941.
  • Good state.
  • Unique piece.

Extract

(...) I thank Your Excellency for your kind letter of the 12th; It took me a while to respond due to a trip to Minas. I was very happy to receive such good news from your Excellency and I hope to soon have the pleasure of meeting you in Rio.

Dom Pedro Gastão (1907 - 2007) was the grandson of Prince Gastão of Orléans and Princess Isabel, and brother of the Countess of Paris. He was born in France in Castelo d'Eu, where his paternal grandparents lived during the ban of the Brazilian imperial family. Throughout his adolescence, the prince only came to Brazil a few times, completed his studies in Europe and settled in Brazil after the Second World War, in Petrópolis.

According to Wikipedia, "There, Dom Pedro Gastão became one of the most popular figures of the imperial family and a kind of ambassador of the monarchical cause and living representative of Brazil's imperial past. He accumulated in the archives of his residence thousands of documents and works of art that to this day they help tell the story of the so-called Imperial City. It was Pedro Gastão who also received the presidents of the republic on vacation in the city. He was proud to have met all the Brazilian heads of state, from Epitácio Pessoa to Fernando Henrique Cardoso".

Here we have a letter in excellent condition from Dom Pedro Gastão, shortly after his arrival in Petrópolis, in the middle of the Second World War. We also appreciate the official seal and the Prince's beautiful signature.

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